Beyond Curry: Chutney Sandwiches

Beyond Curry

Inspired Indian home cooking.

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This green sandwich chutney is mildly spiced and slightly piquant, the perfect spread for a quick vegetable or shredded chicken sandwich. [Photograph: Prasanna Sankhe]

If you're feeling a little peckish, there's nothing like a quick chutney sandwich to instantly give you a lift. The chutney here is a blend of fresh ingredients and spices that keeps well for at least four days, so it's ready to whip into snack perfection on demand.

This type of green chutney is a popular condiment in most homes, where it's commonly used as a spread, dip, or spicy accompaniment to dishes like puri-bhaaji ( a deep-fried bread and potato preparation). You can add whatever filling you like to your sandwich—fresh vegetables, a little shredded chicken, or even mashed potatoes.

About the author: Denise Dsilva Sankhe is a writer & creative director by profession. But that's only when she isn't eating her way across India. She recreates this delicious cuisine in her Mumbai home, which she shares with her husband, who has long since given up his determination to have salads for dinner.